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Old September 5th, 2007, 09:22 PM
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Yay! So FINALLY, after a lot of research, comparing and price shopping I'm ready to book my cruise! Now I just have to select a room which has me a little perplexed. I figured what better way to get some guidance than posting here. So, here are my choices:

Category D3 - Rooms 6238, 6246, 6248, 6534, 6668

or Category E2 - 6314, 6316, 6614, 6616, 6622

Below is a layout of the ship. Which room would you pick?

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Go for a hump cabin for proximity to stairwells. It appears to be a Voyager class ship but you do not indicate which one??
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Ooops, I forgot to add that. The ship is Adventure of the seas.

The 'hump' cabins do intrigue me, primarily because of the view. My main concern is the proximity to the elevators. I'm worried it might be noisy... If I do go with a hump cabin do you think it would be better to book a bow or aft cabin.

On an unrelated note, why are the smaller category E2 cabins more expensive than the larger D3 cabins?

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E2 has biggr balcony and it is about location! elevators will not be noisy. It is about ease of getting up and down decks without walking a mile down the hall!!
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Dave is right, besides, there's two sets of elevators so you might be fine.

As far as the noise, you have the open area right there with the office which should help deflect any sound (open area, lots of carpeting). If you ever played a musical instrument, think back to those days, you'll get what I mean. If cruise ships never had any carpeting on their floors, the sound traveling would be horrible!

For those that never played an instrument, bit of info for ya. Ever go to a concert or play? You see heavy curtains hanging (usually) on the sides of the wall. They help either soften or sharpen the sound. Shut the curtains and it sharpens the sound. Open them and it softens it. This isn't the case though for rock concerts where the object is to blow your hearing out.
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book a room nearest the bank of elevators you feel that you will use the most; Dave is right about walking down long hallways; the best cruises I have had has been when the room was within 20 feet of the elevator; I tend to spend most of my time at the pool or in the casino, so I try to book a room nearest the elevators that I think I will use the most.
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If it were me booking, out of that selection, I'd take 6622, port side.
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Thanks for the advice everyone!

I booked 6622 but then I noticed yesterday that 6318 was available so I switched my booking.

Needless to say I'm pretty pleased about the cabin we got!
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You got it right! 6622, or 6318 either will be outstanding. The "hump" cabins are PRIMO! Congrats, and have a great cruise.

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I had to make a similar choice and read that many love the hump cabins. However, I was concerned about the noise. I usually prefer to be midship, between the two sets of elevators. This will be my first RCI cruise, so I will see how it goes. We usually use Princess.
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